Annual Jumbo Wild Hike A Success

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Blue skies, wildflowers and 360 degree views of the mountains and glaciers greeted us as we headed up to the Jumbo Pass. On August 20, we went out on our annual pilgrimage to celebrate the wild Jumbo Valley. We were honoured to spend time at the Ktunaxa Nation’s Qat’muk camp and to hike together in solidarity and friendship. It was a day filled with smiles, laughter, story-telling, wildflowers and new connections. Together, we will Keep Jumbo Wild forever!

Long-time Jumbo Wild supporters Bob and Lorraine Campsall.
Long-time Jumbo Wild supporters Bob and Lorraine Campsall.
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Groups made their way up to the Pass throughout the day, all taking time to celebrate the wild Jumbo Valley!
Robyn Duncan and Juanita Eugene approach the pass, 2016 East-West hike to Jumbo Pass, (in Qatmuk, sacred valley of the grizzly bear spirit) by members of Wildsight, Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, Ktunaxa Nation and Keep Jumbo Wild supporters from both East and West Kootenays.
Robyn Duncan and Juanita Eugene approach the pass, 2016 East-West hike to Jumbo Pass, (in Qatmuk, sacred valley of the grizzly bear spirit) by members of Wildsight, Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, Ktunaxa Nation and Keep Jumbo Wild supporters from both East and West Kootenays.
Lily Joseph, Glinda Joseph, Michele A. Sam and Joe Pierre on 2016 East-West hike to Jumbo Pass, (in Qatmuk, sacred valley of the grizzly bear spirit) by members of Wildsight, Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, Ktunaxa Nation and Keep Jumbo Wild supporters from both East and West Kootenays.
Lily Joseph, Glinda Joseph, Michele A. Sam and Joe Pierre on 2016 East-West hike to Jumbo Pass, (in Qatmuk, sacred valley of the grizzly bear spirit) by members of Wildsight, Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, Ktunaxa Nation and Keep Jumbo Wild supporters from both East and West Kootenays.

All photos by Pat Morrow.